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1st March 2023

Bristol independent brewery offers work experience programme this May, aiming to improve access to the craft beer industry

Bristol-based Wiper and True are welcoming applications for six placements from anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary person, and is keen to explore working in the craft beer industry.

Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8th 2023), independent brewery Wiper and True are setting out to try and address the widely acknowledged gender imbalance in the beer industry, with a work experience scheme taking place this May. After a successful pilot scheme in 2022, the Bristol-based team are now expanding the programme, offering a wider selection of placements across the business to more individuals.

Established in 2012 by three friends, Wiper and True are inviting applications from anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary person, and who is keen to explore a career in brewing or the beer industry. Wiper and True want to make this opportunity accessible to everyone, and are paying all placements the real living wage. If necessary, they can also contribute to your travel costs to our brewery in Bristol. The team will be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that need to be made to ensure anyone with accessibility needs can enjoy the experience. All work experience placements will take place in May 2023. Full details including information on how to apply are below.


A Week-Long, Business-Wide Placement

Spend a whole week with the Wiper and True team, getting to grips with each department in the business. From sessions with the marketing team to time with brewing, packaging, sales, taproom, cellar management and more, you’ll discover every cog required to turn the wheels of this brewery.

A Day-Long, Production-Focussed Placement (Brewing & Packaging)

You’ll join a team briefing and get into your safety gear (safety boots and glasses – which Wiper and True can provide). The brew team will then guide you through the full brewing process of making a Wiper and True beer, getting you involved as much as possible. You will also be guided through the process of canning beer, including a stint working on the canning line.

Please note that brewing does include working at heights to access some equipment, working in confined spaces, and working in both cold and hot environments. Wiper and True recommend you wear older clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet, and bring a water bottle and snacks – it’s tiring work! If you’d like, some of the Wiper and True team will be around on the day to have lunch with you – or if you’d like some personal time there are plenty of great options for food within walking distance from our brewery.

Speaking about the work experience scheme, Wiper and True’s Head of Marketing Alice Howells said:

Last year’s work experience pilot scheme was a great success, and we loved welcoming new faces into the brewery for a taster of our industry. Two applicants from the 2022 pilot now work with us permanently, which we’re really proud about. It’s no secret, though, that craft beer remains a heavily male-dominated world, and for many women this makes gaining industry experience and access a challenge for myriad reasons. Within Wiper and True, we also have significantly more employees who identify as men than women or non-binary. Our team wants to take small, practical steps towards improving this imbalance. We know this scheme won’t fix all the problems around sexism, stereotypes and inclusivity in beer, but we hope that it will give a few people the chance to explore an industry they are interested in working in.”

How to apply & timeline

If you’re interested in applying to be considered for one of the placements, please complete the short form here by 9am on Monday 27th March, We will contact the successful six applicants on or before Friday 31st March.


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About Wiper and True

Wiper and True are an independent craft brewery based in Bristol. Their focus is on creating refined, carefully considered beer in the most sustainable way possible. The business started life in 2012, with three friends creating homebrew beer on their kitchen stovetops. Over the next few years the trio produced beer nomadically, brewing through the night and at weekends at breweries across the country. In 2015 Wiper and True built their own brewery in Bristol, where they brewed for the next seven years, before expanding into an additional bespoke new brewery and taproom in Old Market, Bristol, in July 2022.

Press release from Wiper and True.

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